Gunpowder Fishing Report, 6/20/2015

I just realized that it has been over 3 weeks since my last post…  sorry about that.  In many ways, it’s been like that movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray since then–conditions have been almost identical each day.

Gunpowder River Flows unchanged for 21 days
Same day, every day

Flows have been the same, temperatures have stayed in the same range (about 47-53 degrees) every day.  The really good news about this is that the sulphurs seem to LOVE this combination. Sulphurs have started coming off in earnest about 1PM (though sometimes a little earlier or later), and fish have been rising through about 4 or 5PM.  Then they stop.  Every day.

Brown trout caught flyfishing the Gunpowder in Maryland.
He rose aggressively, and fought hard. These are well fed fish.

Good luck!  Hopefully this weekend’s projected storms don’t disrupt our happy pattern.

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Gunpowder Fishing Report, 5/4/2015

Sulphurs are here!!

Sulphur mayfly on Maryland's Gunpowder River
Sulphur!

You can tell I am excited.  Sulphurs can bring some of the best fishing of the year to the Gunpowder.  Sulphur patterns are working as fish start to look up after a long, cool spring.  The hatch is in its early stages and pretty sporadic, but the dry fly action is as good as it has been this year.  Higher water temperatures are making trout more active overall, so this is a good time to get out there.